What is ATASecSvc.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ATASecSvc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ATASecSvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ATASecSvc
ATASecSvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ATA Security Service belongs to software ATA Security Service by unknown.

Description: ATASecSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ATASecSvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 83,543 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The ATASecSvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as ATASecSvc.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ATASecSvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

schutz vor ungewollter aktivierung von hd-password
  schmidt   (further information)
Dienst um die Securityfunktion (Passwortschutz) in neueren ATA-Festplatten vor feindlichen Angriffen zu schützen (erstellt von der Redaktion dert C´t (Zeitschrift).
  Heiko Fischer   (further information)
Schutz vor Lock von ATA-Laufwerken
  Samel   (further information)
Erstellt von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift C´t.

Summary: Average user rating of ATASecSvc.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think ATASecSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ATASecSvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ATASecSvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ATASecSvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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